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8-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari's Missile Command

8-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari's Missile Command

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ISBN10: 1419738933
ISBN13: 9781419738937
Publisher: Abrams Pr
Published: Sep 10 2019
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.60
Height: 0.80 Width: 5.50 Depth: 8.20
Language: English
The untold story of Atari's Missile Command

With the advent of the arcade, Atari Inc. and its iconic game, Missile Command, were at the forefront of the industry's explosion, helping usher in both the age of the video game and the gamer lifestyle. In 8-Bit Apocalypse, tech insider Alex Rubens delves into electronic history to tell of an era when arcade games were designed, written, and coded by individual designers. He interviews major figures including Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and Missile Command creator David Theurer, who suffered from frequent nightmares of nuclear holocaust as he worked on the game. The first in-depth, personal history of the era, 8-Bit Apocalypse combines Rubens's tech industry knowledge and experience as a gaming journalist to conjure the wild silicon frontier of the '80s.

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